Ohio trucker dead after rig crashes on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Woman struck by vehicle in Dayton (WDTN Photo)

HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) — An Ohio man is dead after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed and went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and into some woods.

Pennsylvania State Police say 61-year-old Ralph Baker, of Parma, was eastbound when the truck went off the right side of the road in Penn Township just after mile marker 61. The truck rode along the guide rail for more than 200 feet then veered into the woods when the rail ended.

This all happened about 12:40 a.m. Friday. Baker was taken to nearby Forbes Regional Medical Center in Monroeville where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

The Allegheny County medical examiner is investigating but has yet to say whether Baker died from crash injuries or due to some other medical issue.

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